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C. M. Rubin
C. M. Rubin (Cathy) is the founder of CMRubinWorld, an online publishing company focused on education, entertainment and lifestyle, and the co-founder of Henmead Enterprises, Inc., a publishing and strategic consulting company. Rubin’s 30 years of experience as an author, journalist, editor, executive, and entrepreneur in the fields of publishing, film, television, video and education have fostered her expertise in identifying and evaluating national and global trends in key economic sectors and industries, including the impact of innovation and technology. Rubin is the author of three best-selling books and two widely read online series for which she received a 2011 Upton Sinclair award. Her award winning blog, “The Global Search for Education,” brings together distinguished thought leaders from around the world to explore the key education issues faced by most nations.
C. M. Rubin currently lives in New York City. She was born in Georgetown, Guyana, and was educated in various parts of the world, including Africa, the Middle East, and Europe. C. M Rubin and her works have appeared in numerous newspapers and magazines around the world, including The New York Times, Parent Magazine, Vogue Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, US Magazine, the Hollywood Reporter, and Family Magazine. In addition, she has been a featured guest on radio and television shows, both in the US and the UK. Twitter – @CMRubinWorld

Entries by C. M. Rubin

Around the World in 30 Days - January 2016

(0) Comments | Posted January 30, 2016 | 10:11 AM


C. M. Rubin's Global Education Report

What are the biggest trends shaping education? Define learning literacy? How is online education transforming Latin America? Our voices in The Global Search for Education this month, including Thana Faroq, Gabriel Sanchez Zinny, Tracy Burns, Felix Bernstein,...

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The Global Search for Education: Our Top 12 Global Teacher Blogs - Remembering Joe Bower and His Love of Learning

(0) Comments | Posted January 26, 2016 | 8:45 PM

Remembering Joe Bower 1978 - 2016

We miss our Top 12 Global Blogger Joe Bower very much. Joe, a progressive and gifted educator from Red Deer, Alberta, Canada recently died of a massive heart attack at the age of 37. Through his...

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The Global Search for Education: Learning How to Learn

(0) Comments | Posted January 19, 2016 | 8:28 PM

"Numeracy and literacy are important, but learning is also a vehicle to help people recover and regain what is most critical to them - their own dignity, self-esteem, and respect for the other."
 -- Elhadj As Sy, Secretary General, The International Federation of...
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The Global Search for Education: Trends

(0) Comments | Posted January 14, 2016 | 5:50 PM

"There is a lot of pressure placed on education to act as one of the major levers to reduce inequality, but it cannot act alone."  -- Tracey Burns

Trends Shaping Education 2016 is a new and updated OECD work which looks at...

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Bieber Bathos Elegy and Bernstein - Live from The Whitney

(0) Comments | Posted January 4, 2016 | 11:44 AM

Bieber Bathos Elegy debuts at The Whitney this month

"It's time for me to grow up," Justin Bieber said in a recent interview. And growing up amidst the pressures of a complex world and a relentless public eye is the tricky, tenuous,...

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Around the World in 30 Days - December 2015

(0) Comments | Posted December 31, 2015 | 4:41 PM

C. M. Rubin's Global Education Report

Has there ever been a time when an education framework for 21st-century competencies was more important? What should world citizens learn in an age of Google, Robots, Climate Change, Increased Migration, Radicalism and Interconnected Economies? Our voices...

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The Global Search for Education: Our Top 12 Global Teacher Blogs - What are the Best Ways for Teachers to Engage Their Classrooms in a Global Conversation?

(0) Comments | Posted December 20, 2015 | 2:14 PM


Creating world citizens has become one of the hottest topics in education this year. Students everywhere will need to be globally competent if they are to succeed in the interconnected economies and contribute as global citizens. How much do your students know...

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The Global Search for Education: Successful Integration Strategies for Migrants

(0) Comments | Posted December 17, 2015 | 2:07 PM

"Students in immigrant families have expectations for their careers that match, and in many cases surpass, those of more socio-economically advantaged students with native-born parents."  --  Borgonovi and Piacentini

The new OECD report, Immigrant Students at School: Easing the Journey towards Integration,...

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The Global Search for Education: 'There is Life Here'

(0) Comments | Posted December 16, 2015 | 10:13 PM

"In the streets in Yemen where daily life is beyond difficult, I've learned about the almost unimaginable capacity for the human spirit to carry on. I've learned about resilience and strength."  --  Thana Faroq

And Thana Faroq is proving it to audiences all...

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The Global Search for Education: Global Goals Require Change

(0) Comments | Posted December 10, 2015 | 6:06 PM

"The SDGs have raised our ambition globally to tackle educational challenges, and give a clear set of targets that we can work together to achieve." -- Alexa Joyce

Curriculum 2030 - Changing education to achieve the UN's Global Goals, was the title...

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The Global Search for Education: With the World in Mind

(0) Comments | Posted December 2, 2015 | 7:16 PM

"The IB has concerns for humanity hardwired into it, in its philosophical heritage, its mission, and today's curricula." -- Siva Kumari

Siva Kumari, the first female Director General of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO), has a lot on her mind. As global education...

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Around the World in 30 Days -- November 2015

(0) Comments | Posted November 25, 2015 | 4:24 PM

C. M. Rubin's global education report

Nos pensées et nos prières sont avec nos amis à Paris. Il est difficile de penser à d'autres choses que les innocents qui ont perdu leurs vies. L'éducation peut jouer une rôle essentielle dans la construction de...

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The Global Search for Education: Our Top 12 Global Teacher Blogs - What Are the Top Games That Can Help Students Learn?

(0) Comments | Posted November 25, 2015 | 10:01 AM


I asked Susanna Pollack, President of Games for Change, what she believes are the key improvements needed in the next decade to make games better educational tools. "If we want kids to play games for learning, the games need to be as compelling...

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The Global Search for Education: Your Mission Is to Play!

(0) Comments | Posted November 10, 2015 | 8:42 PM

"Our technology targets the more basic ability of an individual to perceive and prioritize conflicting streams of information (or 'interference') which should allow an individual to control his or her goals in sensory rich environments, like everyday life." -- Eddie Martucci


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The Global Search for Education: An Interview with Ambassador Kirsti Kauppi

(0) Comments | Posted November 10, 2015 | 4:26 PM

"If we are to achieve the joint goals adopted in the UN in September, they have to be part of everything we do, including education." -- Kirsti Kauppi

Finland, a favorite for us here at The Global Search For Education, is renowned...

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The Global Search for Education: Bring On the Change

(0) Comments | Posted November 8, 2015 | 9:51 PM

"We have to keep remembering our purpose. In education it is to grow people and to help society evolve." -- Peter Senge

At the IB Heads World Conference in The Hague, I talked to Peter Senge, the renowned expert on systems, business management and...

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The Global Search for Education: Just Imagine - John Martin

(0) Comments | Posted November 4, 2015 | 6:54 PM

"There's a real chance that more or less all schoolchildren everywhere will have access to mobile devices by 2050 and will be allowed to use those devices for learning. Imagine the profound impact on our people and planet when that generation gets access...
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Around the World in 30 Days -- October 2015

(0) Comments | Posted October 29, 2015 | 11:54 AM

C. M. Rubin's Global Education Report

The stark problem of inequality from a wide range of theoretical and hands-on perspectives was a major theme in my global discussions this month. Inequality (gender and economic) causes huge gaps in who can get a good...

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Our Top 12 Global Teacher Blogs -- Can Social Media Have a Role to Play in Managing a Successful Classroom?

(0) Comments | Posted October 23, 2015 | 9:32 AM


To understand how marketers in different domains are using social media, Social Media Examiner commissioned it's seventh annual 2015 Social Media Marketing Industry Report. Some interesting take homes from this report include: 90 percent of marketers credit social media for generating more exposure...

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The Global Search for Education: Learning for a New World

(0) Comments | Posted October 20, 2015 | 1:35 PM

"We wanted to look at horizontal collaborative relationships, not just vertical hierarchies. Indeed, in the 21st century a great deal of the relevant learning does not take place in schools at all." -- David Istance

A new OECD report, Schooling Redesigned: Towards Innovative...

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